Westview Bike Lane Removed?!

On Wednesday, July 12, we received a puzzling email from a member - “are the bike lanes being removed from Westview Drive???” Read more

It's Not Just A Bike Lane: Fear of Gentrification

Bike lanes are controversial. They often bring up things beyond the immediate transportation project, and lead to a conversation that’s much bigger - gentrification. And yet still,  to talk gentrification, we need to talk racism, classism, and multi-generational poverty. Read more

Edgewood and Auburn are being repaved - the wait is over!

Both Auburn and Edgewood Avenue were long overdue for repaving. Dips, gaps, and bumps marred the street surface, making it difficult and, in places, downright dangerous, for people on bikes or in wheelchairs to travel safely. All that is changing! Funded by the Renew Atlanta bond approved by voters in 2015, Edgewood and Auburn are being resurfaced and the bike lanes refreshed.  Read more

Are People Of Color Harassed By Law Enforcement?

A recent NPR story titled, “Biking while Black means you’ll probably get stopped more often,” highlighted a recent Minneapolis study showing that Black bicyclists are stopped more often for minor violations than white bicyclists, and escalation resulted in a disproportionate number of citations and even arrests of Blacks on bikes.   Read more

Moreland Ave / Little Five Points bike lane update

Last week the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) held an open house about a project that would add raised bike lanes and safer crossing to a key segment of Moreland Ave in Little Five Points! In case you missed it, you can still weigh by email - send a public comment by Wednesday, June 19th. Here's more info about the project, how to share your comments with GDOT, and some suggestions on what to say.  Read more

Candidates Roll with ABC Members

The Rolling Town Hall attracted members and supporters from across the city. We were joined by more than 30 candidates and 150 ABC members, and the event was covered by FOX 5 Atlanta and CBS 46 News. It's not every day that you get to roll with candidates running for office, so we want to acknowledge all of the candidates who attended this event! Read more

On transportation (un)conferences and transportation un-gineers

If you love transportation, chances are you’ve heard of TransportationCamp. Sessions of TransportationCamp have been held in New York, D.C., and Vancouver to name a few. This year, TransportationCamp South touched down in Atlanta F.K.A. Terminus, Saturday, March 25 at Georgia Tech. So what is TransportationCamp exactly? Is it when outdoorsy urbanists sleep on buses and roast marshmallows over the engine? Not exactly, though a mobile sleepover doesn’t sound like a bad idea. Read more

5 Safety Tips

*A guest post by Bruce Hagen with Bike Law Georgia.  Bike Law Georgia is a long time supporter of Atlanta Streets Alive, and actively works every day to protect cyclist’s rights in and around Atlanta. During Atlanta Streets Alive, we enjoy the luxury of riding our bikes on streets that are free from the hazards presented by cars and trucks. It’s a wonderful feeling! Read more

No More Memorials on Memorial Drive

Barbara Crawford was killed while trying to walk across Memorial Drive from Campbell Street, on her way to the store. The setting sun was bright, casted a warm glow.  Residents of Memorial Drive neighborhoods stood in a circle in the parking lot of Peter’s Food Shop, next to a lawn-mower repair shop. Read more

Staff Find Meaning & Excitement

We spend a great deal of our time, energy, passion, and tears on Atlanta Streets Alive. It embodies so much of what we believe in. And, the good news is that we think it's a blast! With that, we figured it was time to shed light on some of the personal things that make it so special for us.  Read more

From the Ashes: Transportation Options to Withstand Any Collapse

(Photo Credit: Perimeter Connects) We first learned of the I-85 Collapse during Renew Atlanta’s second public meeting for the DeKalb Avenue Complete Street project. Thankfully, no one was injured. We would like to recognize and thank the first responders who steered rush hour commuters away from danger. The I-85 Collapse deals a blow to regional commerce that flows through our city and it throws a wrench into commutes and trips across the region -- approximately 220,000 vehicles per day. But it’s not the end of the world. It’s a wake-up call. Read more

Q&A: Staff In DC

I was recently asked, "What do you appreciate about working at the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition?" With two seconds of thought and a million possible responses, my immediate response was, "I love how we are continually offered opportunities to learn and grow. I love that our leadership invests in our development."  That couldn't be any more true than recently. Believing in our need to continually grow and keep abreast of best practices and evolving trends, our Director sent me to the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC. As a membership based organization, it's important that our supporters know what they're supporting, where we are, and why we continue to send staff to conferences, symposiums, and perhaps most fun-- Capitol Hill.  So with that, here's a little Q&A snapshot of our most recent continuing education adventures. Read more

Monroe Drive Road Diet Needs Your Support

A Morningside resident and mother of four whose children attend Morningside Elementary School has launched a Change.org petition to support the Monroe Road Diet.  "Right now, cars routinely approach 50mph along that stretch, weaving dangerously, and there is no buffer at all between those cars and the sidewalk in many places. Or, conversely, they are piled up behind left-turning cars, causing blockages and/or accidents," the petition states. Read more

City hosts second bicycle safety and design training

More than half a billion dollars in transportation projects funded through the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond, TSPLOST, and Capital Improvement Program are either in progress or coming to a street near you. Read more

Support Complete Streets on Monroe Drive and Boulevard

85% of respondents to the live poll conducted at the Renew Atlanta Monroe Drive/Boulevard public meeting said that bicycle and pedestrian safety should be prioritized in this project. And for good reason, the Complete Streets designs presented at the meeting would result in a substantial reduction in bicycle and pedestrian crashes at dozens of intersections on this corridor, including Monroe and 10th Street, Boulevard and Woodward, and Monroe and Ponce de Leon.  Read more

Bike Clubs forming at Atlanta Public School Campuses

Spring is in the air and schools are activating bike clubs in campuses all over the map here in Atlanta Public Schools. ABC recognizes that shifting mindsets of youth will change the world. Of note are these three APS Bike Clubs. Read more

Imagine Memorial Drive -- without all the speeding

On Tuesday, February 21, residents of the neighborhoods along Memorial Drive packed the cafeteria of Drew Charter School to hear updates on “Imagine Memorial.” Atlanta City Councilmember, Natalyn Archibong, introduced Greg Giuffreda, the Central Atlanta Progress Corridor Executive responsible for coordinating projects and developments along the 5.5 mile stretch of Memorial Drive. Read more

Monroe & 10th St.: One Year Later

A year has passed since 14-year-old Alexia Hyneman was killed crossing Monroe Drive on her bike - on her way home from a Grady High School event. Her father spoke to 11Alive this week about his frustration with the intersection that took his daughter’s life (link to story). Read more

Peachtree Road Update

If you commented on a certain project last year, you should have received a notice from GDOT. Inside was an update to the project, extending it south to the Buford/Spring connector (just over the bridge at the north end of Midtown). The letter reads, in part: "No bike lanes would be included in the project."  Read more

And the Blinkie Agency Award Goes To...

And the Blinkie Agency Award goes to... Read more

And the Blinkie Award Goes To...

And the Blinkie Award for Bike-Friendly Business goes to... Read more

And the Blinkie Cadence Award Goes To...

And the Blinkie Cadence Award Goes To... Read more

Atlanta Streets Alive in 2017: Which routes are returning, new, and on pause this year?

Since 2010, we have been closing miles of Atlanta streets to motorized traffic to open them up for people to explore by bike and foot. In total, we've hosted 18 Atlanta Streets Alive on 11 streets in just seven years. Read more

The Gym Vs. The Great Outdoors

While thousands flock to the gyms to fulfill their New Years resolutions, we thought we'd bring some humor into it. Now, don't get us wrong---whatever gets you active is worth doing! If a gym provides the accountability or social interactions needed to get your heart rate up, then it's totally worth joining! On the other hand, if you're feeling guilty for not rushing to the cross-fit gym, or if you just despise indoor exercise (yes, I do too), then click the pictures and enjoy a little humor with us.  Read more

DeKalb Avenue Is Broken

DeKalb Avenue is broken. You don’t have nicknames like “the suicide lane,” on streets that work for people. It needs to be fixed so it will be safe for everyone. Efficiency seems to be at the heart of Bill Torpy's argument against making DeKalb Avenue safe for people to walk and bike (“A bike lane on DeKalb Avenue? How?” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dec. 19), so I’ll get right to the point: DeKalb Avenue today is “efficient” only if you define efficiency as speeding. Read more

Pro Bike - Pro Walk - Pro Place

It is extremely impressive how Vancouver has advocated to become a livable City through many factions - citizen, non-profit and municipal, while taking a 360 degree approach to tackle challenges. While attending the Pro Bike Pro Walk Pro Place conference this past September, I had the opportunity to personally see the fruit of this arduous labor by riding an Amtrak bus through the suburbs, walking the City core, biking along the Seawall, riding the mass transit, and taking my very first sea bus. It was a hilly terrain, crowded with many modes hustling and bustling in a rapidly growing city, but due to increased enforcement, it was an awesomely pleasant experience as a tourist.  Read more

Make an impact on the 2017 City Elections!

  You and I know that riding a bicycle is a clean and healthy way to get to work and around town, a fun way to connect with your community and your neighbors, and, for many of us, a source of limitless empowerment. But sometimes people need a little nudge and a whole lot of bike infrastructure to feel safe and comfortable on a bike.  That's why we advocate for critical bike infrastructure funding for bike lanes, lead award-winning initiatives like Atlanta Streets Alive and provide free bike classes for all skill levels.We know we can change people's minds by getting them on a bike and, in the process, transform Atlanta. Read more

VeloCity Awards Go To...

Our society doesn't spend a lot of time recognizing steps in the right direction. While we're waiting for a system overhaul, people are working diligently to do their part. At the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, we recognize that change is often incremental, and we want to be intentional about recognizing those who work in their lane to make biking safer and more accessible.  This intention led us to create the VeloCity Awards which we gave out at our Fall Fundraiser on November 17th. For those who couldn't make it, we wanted to share with you and pass along the torch of recognition.  Read more

Project Glow Lights Up The City

On November 4th, over 40 ABC members joined the first ever, Project Glow. Members convened at Woodruff Park, and then divided into four groups. With fearless ride leaders and sweeps, they set out to ride roughly 8 miles each, and pass out lights to riders they saw riding without them. Along their ride, they also stopped at nonprofits to deliver lights that case managers and staff had requested. At Lutheran Services, staff joyfully received lights that will go to newly arrived refugees who ride bikes for transportation. At Atlanta Mission, Mercy Community Church, and Gateway, light sets went to individuals facing housing insecurity. Read more

Clips Hits It Out Of The Park

New Belgium’s Clips Beer and Film Tour partnered with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, and returned to Atlanta on Friday, October 14, to the enjoyment of many ATLiens. The free event offered inspirational short films, small-batch brews and food for sale, and lit up the night with custom marquee signs and on-screen delights.  Read more